Here’s How I Made Friends When We Moved To A New Town

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When my daughter started kindergarten in a brand new town, I knew I wanted her to have friends, so I signed her up for Girl Scouts.

We attended a Girl Scout “rally” and everyone was signing up to volunteer, and we had a whole group of kids, but nobody had signed up to be the troop leader. I hadn’t planned to do it, because I’d never even been a Girl Scout myself, but the leaders of the other local troops promised me they’d be there for me, and that it was way easier than I thought it would be.

So, I just went for it and signed up to start a whole new troop of Girl Scouts with my daughter and the other kindergarten girls who wanted to join up. It was SO easy to become a Girl Scout troop leader. I just had to sign up at the rally.

I still remember our very first Girl Scout meeting at my house! When you become a troop leader, there is a TON of stuff to help you so you don’t have to come up with activities or crafts alone

The guide books for troop leaders have all sorts of great information in them, and I just picked out a fun one to do with the girls so they could earn their first Daisy petal. By the time we’d finished the activity and they had earned their badge, they were instant friends.

It was the cutest thing ever. But, and this is the crazy part that I never thought could happen, I made friends too. I made friends with the moms!

I’d been so wrapped up in making sure my daughter had friends in a new town that I hadn’t even paid attention to the fact that I hadn’t made any new friends! And, the coolest thing is, I am still friends with those moms today. Our daughters started high school this week, and we got together just to commiserate!

We have a text chain where we all wished each other good luck on the first day of high school. These moms and I are SO CLOSE. And so are our daughters. Girl Scouts gave them the confidence and the friendships to walk into high school knowing they have each other’s backs.

The other moms who had daughters in my troop have always taken care of my kid, too! When they see her in the hall at school they always ask how she’s doing, or if she is on stage at a theater activity they are the first to congratulate her. It’s been a really great all around experience knowing that they will always look out for my daughter!

In middle school when the students were inducted into the Junior Honors Society, all my Girl Scouts were standing onstage. And any time they elect a president or a leader, it’s one of my girls. Girl Scouts gave them the confidence to LEAD, and that’s awesome.

These girls are going to support each other all four years and beyond, while the moms and I are going to support each other, too. My daughter and I are SO lucky we walked into that Girl Scout rally when she was in kindergarten. I don’t know what I would do without these people, and I don’t know what my daughter would do without her friends. I have loved getting to share the Girl Scout experience with her.

If you’re interested in volunteering, learn more here from Girl Scouts and start developing your own support group for you and your daughter and volunteer today!

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